Renault India made a strong presence at the 2012 Auto Expo. The French company launched the Pulse hatchback and also unveiled the Duster SUV which is soon going to hit the Indian roads.
The Duster is based on the Logan platform and will come with an two-wheel-drive version initially. Renault may also launch the all-wheel-drive variant later if the demand does exist.
The Duster won’t qualify for under 4metres as the SUV is 4.31 metres long.
The Duster will be positioned below the Scorpio and will be available with 1.5 dCi engine, seen on various Renault models already. Renault may launch it in two tunes: 85bhp state for the mileage lovers and higher state of tune: 104.5 bhp@4000 rpm spec as on the Fluence diesel for those who want the extra performance.
The Duster has a 2.67 metre wheelbase and ground clearance of is 205mm. The SUV will be equipped with 16″ alloy. The Boot capacity for the Duster is stated as 475 litres.
In terms of Safety the Duster will be equipped with Dual front airbags and ABS (with Brake Assist and EBD),fog lamps, a rear defogger (with wiper and washer), electrically adjustable ORVMs and rear parking sensors. The interiors will get leather upholstery, and a 4-speaker music system with USB, Aux-in and Bluetooth (again, depending on trim).